START will adjust its bus schedule tonight, offering several post-midnight routes for New Year’s Eve revelers.
Three town shuttles will depart from Town Square at 12:30 a.m., 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. They’ll make stops in East Jackson, at Snow King Resort, along Snow King Avenue, and at the Lodge at Jackson Hole, Albertsons, the Hampton Inn and Cottonwood Park. These buses are free.
A single bus to Teton Village will depart from Town Square at 12:30 a.m. Along the way it will also stop at Stilson, Teton Science School, Calico, the Westbank Center and the Aspens. Fare will be $3.
A single bus will make the opposite trip at 1:15 a.m., departing from Teton Village and following the regular Green Line route. Fare will be $3.
“It’s a service that we are happy to offer to both locals and visitors to make sure they get home safely,” START Director Darren Brugmann said in a news release. “We have offered a similar service to the community in the past and it was well-received.”
Officials encourage anyone drinking tonight to plan ahead to ensure they have a sober ride home, saying law enforcement “will be out in full force to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.”
“The Police Department is pleased to team up with our partners at START to help provide for the safest New Year’s Eve possible by providing alternatives to drinking and driving,” Police Chief Todd Smith said in the release. “We want everyone to enjoy themselves but celebrate responsibly by choosing to get home safely.”